Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring is in the air......

Spring is approaching, the weather is slowly changing around the United States. People are cautiously coming out of hibernation to greet the long awaited warmth of Spring.
What better way to enjoy the warmth of the sun than a large glass of cold lemonade topped off with a dose of Limoncello.

Limoncello is a delicious liqueur consisting of vodka infused with lemons and a touch of sweetener. Add a shot or two to ice cold lemonade and you have the perfect drink to celebrate the change of seasons.

Limoncello Lemonade

1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2/3 c. sugar or sweetener
1 cup water
3 cups cold water


2 ounces Caravella Limoncello


Juice lemons into a pitcher. Simple sugar syrup- add sugar and one cup water to a sauce pan, heat to dissolve the sugar. Cool.

Combine simple syrup, water and lemon juice in pitcher, mix to combine. Chill.

To make Limoncello Lemonade:

Add 2 ounces Limoncello and 6 ounces of fresh lemonade to chilled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into 8 ounce cocktail glass. Serve and enjoy!


Joie de vivre said...

My MIL is a limoncello nut. She even has special glasses for it!

Isn't it funny that people literally come out of hibernation. I talked with my neighbor last week for the first time in about 5 months! Sad, but soooo glad the sun is coming back!

Barbara said...

Great idea and I just happen to have a bottle of limoncello!

Chef E said...

My mom (before it was culinary cool) used to make simple syrup with lemon and we had the best homemade lemonade!

Love the ends on the glass, you are so cleverly creative...I bet you are a superb personal chef!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks like a very refreshing treat! It must be so warm right now in San Diego!

bonnie said...

oh I can't wait for limoncello--great shot!!


Chris said...

It is spring in my book. I heard birds chirping at 5:30am, saw the first wasp of the season, and the calalillies are poking through the mulch. Woohooo!

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely and refreshing drink! would be perfect for our warm day coming up tomorrow!

Angie's Recipes said...

The drink sounds truly refreshing! Bet it's good too for the summer bbq party!

Sippity Sup said...

Limoncello is a great way to harken the spring. But in LA it seems to have skipped spring and jumped straight into summer! It was 82 yesterday. GREG

Sook said...

Oh the drink sounds really good right now!

Lori said...

Yum, I've never thought of doing this. I love limoncello. A a tasty addition to lemonade and a great warm weather drink.